Michael (eliezer_oly05) wrote in teens_4_god,

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Prayers, Scriptures, and Testimonies "Are You A Friend of God?"

So, I'm going to Greenville College on August 26th and I've had the pleasure of talking with my roommate a few times. I'm just a little nervous about getting to college. This past year of high school, I had a little trouble applying myself to my work so please add me to your prayer list because I don't want to procrastinate in college!

My roommate and I have some similar interests and then some other interests are a little different and that is to be expected but I just hope that we get along well. I just pray that we can have deep conversations about God and really be accountable to one another because I've never really had that experience before. :(

I know God is building me up to be a leader, I'm standing upon His promises and I can't wait to find out what He has in store for me. However, I know that it is absolutely necessary to wait upon Him because He knows best. If He gave me everything I ever needed overnight, then I wouldn't be able to handle it all and quite honestly, I would probably start pulling my hair out and screaming a lot. =P

But most importantly, I'm still struggling to make some ends meet on my college tuition. :( I know it's in God's will for me but I still have this debt. I just need prayer. Thanks.

Anyway, I don't want to just burden all of you with prayer requests because I also want to encourage you as well.

You know, our God is so amazing. Just sit back and think sometime about all the knowledge He has. God knows what is happening on every planet, in every galaxy, all the time. He knows the location of every comet, meteor, and star. A little closer to home, God knows the location of every precious stone, every spring, every fish in the sea. Yet, God desires to dwell with us more so than any of those things I've named. God certainly does know the location of all those material things but that's not what He is truly concerned with.

I generally use the King James Version but I think the NIV makes the Scripture more clear here:

John 2:12-18 "After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me." Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"

2 Corinthians 6:16 "What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."

I hope that speaks to you. It really spoke to me the first time I heard it. If you don't understand, ask God for understanding of what it means because this can only be revealed by help of the Holy Spirit.

Let's learn to stand upon the promises of God and testify about what God has accomplished in our lives. The Word of God says that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

At camp this year, I was called up to the platform during the altar service and the speaker told me, "God told me to tell you that He is going to put leadership skills in your heart and you will lead many." While I am extremely excited about the plans God has given me, I understand that the Word of God also says, "Unto whom much is given, much is also required." I think so many times we want to have BIG results and do BIG things but we must remember that the more we have, the more responsibility that comes along with it. Who knows what God has in store for me...I still don't know what my calling is but I have a general, vague idea.

So, what are some of the promises that God has given you? If God has not spoke something personally into your life, there are tons of promises in His Word that you can cling to!
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